Newsletter September 2018

September is Library Card Signup Month

Round out your back-to-school list with the most valuable school supply of all—a library card! September marks the beginning of another school year, and is also National Library Card Signup Month. Having a public library card can greatly expand a child’s access to educational resources outside the classroom. In addition to homework help, WiFi access, and computer workstations, our library network provides access to than 490,000 books, movies, magazines, and more. Please stop in this month and let us know how we can help your student succeed.

After-School Programming Available

In addition to our programs for preschoolers, we have two after-school programs for elementary and middle school students on our calendar this year:

Storytime. Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am. Young children and their caregivers are invited to join Miss Linda each Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and games in the large meeting room.

Tech Know. Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm. In this group, elementary and middle schoolers work together on technology projects that teach creativity and engineering concepts. This group is open to all young people ages seven and up.

STEAM. Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm. Our after-school STEAM program meets to work on projects that teach Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math concepts, and is designed for kids in elementary and middle school.

Legos 4 Little Ones. Fridays, 10:30am-1:00pm. Young children and their caregivers have full reign of our oversized Lego brick collection during this time for free building and play.

Adult Programming

Brookings Discussion Café: Homelessness in Brookings. Wednesday, September 5, 6:00-8:00pm. Join host Boyd Allen and discussion panel members Bernie Lindley, Georgia Nowlin, and Beth Barker-Hidalgo for a discussion panel on the issue of homelessness in our local area. A question-and-answer session will follow. This program is presented in partnership with KCIW and the Curry Coastal Pilot, and will be recorded for future broadcast on KCIW.

Community Gardening Lecture. Saturday, September 8, 10:30-Noon. Master Gardener Debianne Harpole will share a presentation titled “The Healing Power of Fruits and Vegetables.” Debianne will discuss the twelve body systems and provide information about how to prepare natural foods to maximize health benefits.

Fall Poetry Slam. Saturday, September 8, 3:00-5:00pm. Join us in the large meeting room for our Fall Poetry Slam! This event is scheduled as part of September’s Art Walk, and poets and poetry lovers of all ages are invited. If you sign up to read or recite a poem in our large meeting room, you will be entered to win a door prize.

Space Camp: A Presentation by Marilyn Hart, PhD. Wednesday, September 26, 3:30-5:00pm. Learn about the history and the holdings of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Students are invited to attend to learn more about Space Camp and about the eight astronauts and two cosmonauts who graduated from there. Aeronautics and astronomy enthusiasts of all ages are welcome.

All library programs are free to the public. To learn more about programs, events, and displays at the library, please call us at 541-469-7738, visit the library at 405 Alder Street in Brookings, or learn more on our website,

On Display

At the circulation desk, we currently have a display titled “Coming of Age.” From September 23-29, we will feature a display in recognition of Banned Books Week.

For the month of September, the large meeting room will feature a collection of art by Pete Chasar, Tom Farmer, John Gehl, and Jay Mosby titled “A Variety Show.”

The lobby display case will feature a historical display by the Girl Scouts of America.

Holiday Closures

The library will be closed Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day.